Best non-smear makeup for summer months

Many people opt to spend their summer months basking in the sun, but with the heat of summer, come common makeup problems. Those fun, rugged outdoor activities that make summer an ideal outdoor season are the same activities that can rough up your makeup. If you're not careful, it would be easy to finish the day out with no makeup and that's too big a price to pay for fun in the sun. There are several ways you can prevent your making from smearing in the summer heat. No need to feel self-conscious about your melting makeup from now on. Use these simple tips for long-lasting, non-smear makeup.

Waterproof and Water-Resistant Makeups

Although rarely found in grocery or drug stores, there are several lines of makeup that are waterproof or water-resistant. Obviously, that means that they are resistant to perspiration as well. The foundations that provide these features typically require a setting powder, which is similar to loose powder. It is important to remember that if you are going to be outside for a long time in the heat or if you will be swimming, waterproof makeup is probably going to be a better choice. Search reviews online to find the best brands that suit your individual skin type.

It is more challenging to find blush or eyeshadow that will stay on, although they do exist. Virtually every line of makeup has waterproof mascara, long-lasting lip-stain and a few offer eyeliners that will last through the heat of the day. Remember, you may need to apply a little more, with a special emphasis on any problem areas when wearing makeup that will need to last through extreme conditions. Opt for a powder-based blush instead of a gel makeup to last longer in the heat. Blush can be found in shimmering powders that add just the right amount of color to your cheeks.

Mineral Makeup

Mineral makeup is a great idea and one that major manufacturers have really gotten on-board with. Due to the fact they are powder based, they are unlikely to smear. However, they are not waterproof and would need to be re-applied after swimming.

There is a series of intricate steps that need to be followed with mineral makeup. In addition, if you're new to this type of makeup, you may need to spend some time experimenting to find the best look. In my experience, for light to medium coverage, mineral makeup is great for a long day outside.


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